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Architectural Technician

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be educated to degree level or have achieved through practical experience in a technical construction related discipline with a wide range of highly specialised knowledge with regards to Autodesk AutoCAD and have clear evidence of continuing professional development. You will have a demonstrable track record of successfully delivering minor projects in complex environments on time and to delegated budgets, utilising NEC and/or JCT contractual frameworks, and have proven skills in effective people management, communication and understand the importance of stakeholder relationships. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of technical and regulatory standards and work closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including clinicians, local authorities, design teams and contractors.

Main duties of the job

Management of AutoCAD and Drawing Library

To provide a specialist service producing AutoCAD drawings through interpretation of verbal instructions, sketches, specifications, surveys etc., including architectural & building services disciplines

Surveys & Estate Records

To provide professional and technical advice and guidance regarding AutoCAD systems and related software

Project Work

Development of various design options with clients regarding minor building works and space planning reconfigurations

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better neverstops

AtUHSussexwe're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives:We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatient First.Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role atUHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need itbecausewe know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do

Job description

Job responsibilities

The organisation and management of all CAD work and the drawing library for the Trust.

To carry out surveys, prepare drawings and specifications, submit plans for internal and external approval for minor works projects.

To produce feasibility or space utilisation drawings as part of Estates strategy and master planning projects.

To be responsible for a wide range of electronic documents, data and information relating to the Trusts Estate.

Responsible for producing and developing policies and procedures to ensure the drawing library is kept up to date with drawings in a consistent format.

Person Specification



  • oEducated to Degree standard or have achieved through practical experience and a wide range of highly specialist knowledge with regards to Autodesk AutoCAD
  • oExperience of working in a surveying / architectural background, surveying buildings, producing drawings, designs & technical details
  • oEffective communication skills to deal with a wide range of people: Facilities & Estates and Capital Development functions


  • oAwareness and ability to use AutoCAD and drawing packages
  • oKnowledge of NHS design guidance (HTMs & HBNs).
  • oCity and Guilds in Computer Aided Design or similar appropriate qualification

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Worthing Hospital

Lyndhurst Road


BN11 2DH

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